Actor and politician Arnold Schwarzenegger‘s son, Joseph Baena, set tongues wagging when he flaunted his fit physique in a shirtless post.
Baena, who appears to be following in his father’s footsteps by landing roles in upcoming action films, enjoyed a hot Pilates session before deciding to share a sexy photo.
Although Baena is Schwarzenegger’s son, he opts against using the surname and reveals that he rarely asks his dad for acting advice as he is focused on figuring it out.
Read on for more details.
Joseph Baena Shows Off His Toned Body
The bodybuilder took to social media to share shirtless footage of himself flaunting his ripped physique and chiseled body.
Baena had just enjoyed a steamy session of hot pilates and can be seen exclaiming, “That was ridiculous!” in the video, which he captioned, “Hot Pilates is no joke.”
According to Daily Mail, Baena attended the intense workout session with model Savannah Reller, who wrote on her Instagram story, “Dragged @joebaena to @heatedroom with me… we died.”
The son of Arnold Schwarzenegger sported a pair of grey shorts and had on a gold chain necklace.
In a follow-up post on his Instagram stories, he shared a mirror image of himself in black shorts and a singlet, flanked by two pals to his side. He also shared a photo afterward where he “hit the pose.”
Joseph Baena Lands Major Movie Role
According to Deadline, the “Chariot” actor, 25, has followed in his father’s footsteps by landing a role in an upcoming action film alongside Morgan Freeman and Liam Hemsworth.
The film, titled “Gunner,” is written by Dimitri Logothetis and Gary Scott Thompson and will be directed by the former.
According to the news outlet, Baena will play the character of Wally, a young deputy sheriff.
The upcoming movie follows the life of Special Forces veteran Lee Gunner (Liam Hemsworth), who takes his two sons on a camping trip only to stumble across a fentanyl lab and be kidnapped by drug runners.
Joseph Baena Is Forming His Path In Hollywood
According to People magazine, Baena shared that one thing he does in a limited capacity as an actor is to ask his father’s advice, as he’s trying to “figure it out on my own.”
“The main thing is just the work, putting in the work, the reps. That’s the No. 1 thing that we always discuss. And it’s just been me figuring it out myself,” he shared.
Baena stated that he seeks advice from the former California governor “every once in a while,” but he often prefers to go at it alone.
“I want to work hard, put in the reps, and work on my craft independently. There are no shortcuts in this. There are no shortcuts in acting or anything,” Baena shared. “And so, that’s what I want to get out of it is I want it to be my hard work and my ambition that gets me to that success.”
The fitness enthusiast added, “So it’s very minimal that I ask him for advice because I want to figure it out on my own.”
He Was Bullied As A Child
The young actor opened up about his experience with being bullied as a child, per People.
Baena starred in “Bully High,” a film about a Pakistani high school exchange student named Maryam (Aneesha Madhok), who gets bullied and harassed by peers and teachers for proudly wearing her hijab at a new school.
Baena candidly talked about the issue, noting that he had an experience with it as a child because he was bullied for being overweight.
“I was bullied when I was a kid, elementary, middle school, and not really in high school—but I just felt like an outsider at the beginning,” he shared.
He added, “And so, from my closest friends, it wasn’t like outside people or people I didn’t know, or popular kids or whatever. It was my closest friends that were the ones that bullied me the most and made fun of me for being overweight and all these kinds of things.”